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A Modern Renovation of a 1950′s House in Texas

LR Studio and Katagiri Architecture + Design collaborated on a renovation of a late 1950′s house in downtown McAllen, Texas. Casa Westway improves on the original rectangular footprint and typical two pitched roofs you find in south Texas from homes during this time.

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Deciding to unfold planes, they broke up the shape of the gabled roof in several spots letting parts of the roof transform into the facade and vice versa.

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The new design allows for more natural light to enter the interior spaces through the sporadically placed windows.

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On the other side of the house, the new roofline allows for taller ceilings so extra windows can be placed up high, flooding the central part of the house with light.

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Every room is linked to the main social area, which extends out to the patio and backyard.

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A lower ceiling in the dining room creates a cozier space for an intimate setting.

A Modern Renovation of a 1950s House in Texas in main architecture  Category

A Modern Renovation of a 1950s House in Texas in main architecture  Category

A Modern Renovation of a 1950s House in Texas in main architecture  Category

A Modern Renovation of a 1950s House in Texas in main architecture  Category

A Modern Renovation of a 1950s House in Texas in main architecture  Category

A Modern Renovation of a 1950s House in Texas in main architecture  Category

A Modern Renovation of a 1950s House in Texas in main architecture  Category

A Modern Renovation of a 1950s House in Texas in main architecture  Category

A Modern Renovation of a 1950s House in Texas in main architecture  Category

Photos courtesy by LR Studio.






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